CASI Student Programs Blog

Since 2007, the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania has supported nearly 200 students! Welcome to the home base for CASI students and alumni to share their thoughts, reflections, and ongoing learnings about their internships, research projects, and travels in India and beyond.

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Hey everyone!  My name is Catherine Parr, and I am a rising junior at Penn studying health care management and policy in Wharton.  I am from Cold Spring, New York, a small town located along the Hudson River just an hour north of New York City.   This summer, I will be interning with Aravind […]

After fifty hours of traveling and twelve hours of sleep over the past few days, I am sitting again in the Indira Gandhi International Airport waiting for my next flight to Madurai.  I love India already. This is the first time in my life where I’ve been able to introduce myself and not have to […]

Hello! My name is João Campos and I’m originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where I spent all my life until going to Penn a few years ago. I’m a rising Junior studying International Relations with a minor in Urban Studies. I’m very interested in social businesses, international development and developing countries in general. These interests […]

My name is Tashweena Heeramun and I am from Mauritius, a tiny island off the coast of Madagascar. I am a rising junior, studying Systems Engineering at Penn. I am very interested in programming and technology in general. This summer, I will use my skills to help make a positive and meaningful impact at LEAP […]

Hi everyone! If we haven’t met before (in which case, I’m honored that you’re reading my blog!), my name is Nadha Illikkal. I’m from Andover, Massachusetts, a little ways north of Boston (Go Patriots!). I’m a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences (C’21), studying Health and Societies with a concentration in Health […]

Namaste y’all! My name is Ria, and I am a rising sophomore in Wharton from Louisville, Kentucky. As of right now, I am planning on concentrating in Statistics and Finance and minoring in Political Science. This summer, I’ll be working at LEAP Skills in Delhi. While my specific project at LEAP hasn’t been decided yet, […]

Hi! My name is Amanpreet Singh, and I am rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania from Pelham, NY (which is a town in the suburbs of New York City). At Penn, I major in PPE, which stands for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and minor in English. I am really looking forward to interning with […]